Medical Waste Spills Closing Portions of Highway 7 East

A door that came open on a truck carrying medical waste caused the contents of the truck to spill and a portion of Highway 7 East to be shut down temporarily.

Authorities believe the truck was traveling from a Longview hospital en route to Houston to a medical waste facility incinerator.

A detour has been set up on FM 1878 and FM 2713.

Officials are working to clear the area and say that the medical waste does not pose any immediate threat to people in the area.

We will have much more on this story on the East Texas News at Six.